Post # 1
I got married about two weeks ago and am thrilled that it is over and I can finally think of something else even though we had a great wedding. We planned a lot of things do-it- yourself style, and on the day of had to trust others to actually set up all of the extras we had planned. Needless to say of course some things got messed up/forgotten, some timelines were off and so on, but honestly we still had the best night!
Best advice I can give any bride out there is to relax as much as possible the day of. I guarantee there will be problems and slight mess ups ( I know for what we’re spending that seems insane) but truthfully it will happen. The cake will melt, the DJ will forget how to pronounce someone’s name, the favors will be left at someone’s house and so on, but the absolute best thing you can do for yourself and your soon to be spouse is to ignore it and have an amazing time anyway! This is your party, no one else will even realize there is a problem unless you tell them there is. Everyone will be looking to you to judge the atmosphere and if you are having a great time they will too. I promise.
Plus this is your day, really for most of us just a few hours and it flys by, because of all the scheduled pictures, dinner, dancing and so on. So try to just be as in the moment as you can, everything else will work itself out. Good luck to all the beautiful soon to be brides out there I wish you all just as much fun as I had at all of your big days! 🙂
If any other brides want to give advice or suggestions feel free, as if they are anything like I was they can use all the advice they can get 🙂
Post # 3
Get someone to run food to you and your spouse. We used our “cocktail hour” to take care of some pictures, but neither of us had eaten much for breakfast, because…yeah. Nerves.
And there was definitely one particular appetizer that we wanted…and apparently everyone else did, too.
Post # 4
Really try to get rest the week before the wedding. I looked so tired in all of my wedding pictures because I was. The honeymoon wasn’t that great either because we were both so tired.
Post # 5
Ooooo, another good tip for ladies planning to keep their veils on all day. If you want your veil to hang in a certain way, like over you shoulders for instance; then purchase some attractive clips/pins and clip/pin it to the dress in a couple spots so it stays where you want it.
Mine was flying around all day and later when I looked at the wedding video I realized that every few seconds I was playing with the veil, trying to get it to stay where I wanted it. Really wish I had thought of this before my wedding.
Post # 6
Dont get worried or upset if things dont happen the way you planned for them to go. Just shrug it off and remember what the days about and have a good time. if youre freaking out about something, you guests will latch onto that and not have a great time. Sh*t happens and it will happen for the rest of our lives. Smile and move on.
Also, eat some food while getting ready. You wont be hungry all day and then all of a sudden, you’re STARVING during the ceremony!
Post # 7
@SuspiciousCoconut: Our amazing caterer has a waiter particularly assigned to follow us with a tray of food! Now if only I could get this in my day to day life! ha!